Everybody Lies

Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Homepage 9781408894736

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781408894736
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.293928
  • : April 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : 19.99
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  • : Paperback
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

Author description

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA in philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a PhD in economics from Harvard. His research - which uses new, big data sources to uncover hidden behaviours and attitudes - has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics and other prestigious publications. He lives in New York City. sethsd.com / @SethS_D